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Marlatt to testify to US Senate Committee on rural road funding needs

Marlatt to testify to US Senate Committee on rural road funding needs

The Alva Review Courier / Newsgram

03/17/10

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Senator Bryce Marlatt (R-Woodward) will appear before the U.S. Senate Environmental & Public Works Committee this week to provide testimony regarding rural transportation funding needs, as well as to discuss legislation he authored this session to find ways to implement innovative funding alternatives for Oklahoma’s state roads and bridges.

Senate Bill 1941, by Marlatt and Rep. Jason Nelson of the House, would create the Innovative Funding for Oklahoma Roads Task Force. The task force would study and evaluate innovations, technologies and new methods being employed nationally and by o the r states to more adequately and equitably fund road and bridge infrastructure, including both new construction and maintenance. Marlatt’s remarks will also include an overview of the state of rural roads and bridges in the nation and will highlight legislation passed last year by the Oklahoma Legislature to increase the usage of Compressed Natural Gas.

In 2009, House Bill 1949 was passed, which is part of an ongoing statewide energy initiative to take advantage of Oklahoma ’s abundant natural resources in an effort to harness CNG for mobility of goods, people and services... FULL ARTICLE

 


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